The ruins of Pompeii are discovered, Apple Computer starts up, Marvin Gaye is shot and killed by his father, and U.S. Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch is rescued from Iraq, all on this day.
1932: Actor Gordon Jump, best known as the clueless radio station manager Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson in the sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati," is born in Dayton, Ohio. He also had recurring roles on the sitcoms "Soap" and "Growing Pains" and played the "Maytag Repairman" in commercials for Maytag brand appliances. He died at age 71 on Sept. 22, 2003, from pulmonary fibrosis, leading to respiratory failure.
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